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Events Calendar

Posted on: July 17th, 2018 by


48 N 4th St., Newark OH 43055 740-345-0500

We have Balderson for Congress YARD Signs for the Aug 7th Election,  and signs for Sen Hottinger, Rep Scott Ryan, Commissioner Rick Black, Renacci for US Senate and more!!!

VOTING NOW Through Aug 7th Election Day - The LC Board of elections Hours posted on their webpage Office hours Tues, July 10 thru Fri, July 27 weekdays 8AM to 5PM. Mon, July 30 thru Fri, August 3 8AM to 7PM. Sat, August 4 8AM to 4PM. Sun August 5 1PM to 5PM. Mon, August 6 8AM to 2PM. Tues, Aug 7, 2018 Election Day hours 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

JULY/AUG Now through Election DayLCRepublican Party Headquarters 48 N 4th St. Newark OFFICE HOURS: Mon & Wed 9am-5pm; Tues & Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri 9am-2pm. 740-345-0500 – ****Call LCRP HQ today or stop in to pick up a yard sign for Balderson or other candidates.  Pick up door to door walklist and or Candidate literature.


* July 21st Final Push to the Finish Two Week Blitz kick off for the Aug 7th Election – LCRP HQ 9am – 12noon 48 N 4th St. Newark OH 43055  740-345-0500 – Heading into the home stretch!! We need every Republican Voter to VOTE Early or VOTE on AUGUST 7th for Troy Balderson for Congress.  This is going to come down to TURNOUT and this is an AUGUST Election so many people need to be reminded to vote AUGUST 7th or Vote now by absentee!!!


* July 28th Save the Date – DeWine-Husted Campaign Statewide Super Saturday!  For details contact This will mark 100 days until Nov. – 100 doors will go a long way in a close race and grassroots efforts like this are what will ultimately lead the Republican ticket to victory.

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Aug 2nd 5:30-7:30pm – Licking County Republican Party’s Annual Potluck Picnic & Rally for Balderson for Congress - Where: Lamson Lodge (Denison University campus) 200 Washington Dr, Granville, OH 43023 –   Bring a side dish and share!  FREE EVENT.  Bring a lawn chair.  This is an opportunity for you to meet Troy Balderson our Republican Candidate for Congress at the Aug 7th Special Election, as well as meet state & local elected officials, and candidates for the November General Election. Let’s share ideas and get to know each other better.  We are looking forward to seeing you. RSVP: call 740-345-0500 or so we can estimate numbers for food.

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*Aug 4th – Bryan Long Recorder Annual Golf Outing – St. Albans 8am shotgun start check-in7:15am; Cost $65 per golfer, hole sponsor $75; Contact Greg 740-258-3055nor Bryan 740-323-6914


*Aug 3-11th – Hartford Fair – Fri. Aug 3rd set-up; Fair Booth Sat., Aug 4th – Aug 11th  10am-7:30pm SIGN UP TO Volunteer to work the Republican Fair Booth – we need volunteers between 11am and 7pm.  740-345-0500




*Aug 13 SAVE THE DATE 5:30-7pm Event for State Rep Scott Ryan – Details TBA


*Aug 16 SAVE THE DATE 5-6:30pm Fundraiser for King for Appeal Court – Details TBA


*Aug 22nd – Fundraiser for Dave Yost candidate for Ohio Attorney General at Laurel Farms – Details TBA


*Aug 15th – 18th Pataskala Street Fair –15th – 17th 5pm-8pm; Sat 17th 10am-to close


*Aug 27th State Rep Scott Ryan’s Golf Outing at Granville Denison Golf Course – 740-258-3522


*Sept 10th Golf Outing for Andrew King for Judge – Moundbuilders County Club – call Marc Camp 740-975-5866 or Larry Thomas 740-403-0980for information.

Paid for by Licking County Republican Party, 48 N 4th St. Newark OH 43055


ELECTION DAY – AUG 7th VOTE At your Polling location on AUG 7th For Troy Balderson for CONGRESS or go to the Board of elections and vote starting July 10th

Posted on: July 7th, 2018 by

ELECTION DAY – AUG 7th VOTE At your Polling location on AUG 7th For Troy Balderson for CONGRESS or go to the Board of elections 20 S. 2nd St., Newark OH 43055 and vote starting July 10th.  ELECTION DAY Aug 7th is the same day as the Hartford Fair, so if you are like me and many others who love the fair, vote early!!!! You can walk into the Board of Elections and vote on the spot !!! Or, request an absentee ballot be sent to your home.  PLEASE VOTE.

You can PUT UP YOUR YARD SIGNS Now!    Come to LCRP Headquarters or call us today and we will put a sign in your yard.  HQ open Mondays and Wednesday 10am-6pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-2pm.  740-345-0500.  HQ office 48 N 4th St., Newark OH 43055.



Licking County Republican Party’s Annual Potluck PICNIC Aug 2nd

Posted on: July 7th, 2018 by


LCRP Office Hours Mondays & Wednesday 10am-6pm; Tues & Thurs 9-5; Fridays 9-1.

Posted on: June 24th, 2018 by

Can you stop in to the Licking County Republican Party for even a little bit this week or next week and help make literature packets or make calls, or pick up a door to door list- Office Hours Mondays & Wednesday 10am-6pm; Tues & Thurs 9-5; Fridays 9-1.  48 N 4th St., Newark OH 43055.  740-345-0500 -



By Mark Labutis, Newark City Council member 4th ward –I look forward to continuing to understand the needs of my city and my neighbors and will do my part to keep Newark a great place to live, work and worship.

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by

By Mark Labutis, Newark City Council member 4th ward -

During my campaign for Newark City Council, I spent a lot of time chatting with my neighbors on their front porches. On these porches, we would discuss the issues and I would get the privilege to see a glimpse of our great city through my neighbors’ eyes. Through these initial conversations, I learned that nearly everyone had a different viewpoint, according to their circumstance, about this city we all call home.

After completing my first month of service on City Council, this trend has remained constant: constituents see situations according to their individual circumstance. I’ve enjoyed hearing from my neighbors on various issues and helping them make the connection to the correct person or department to find solutions. From snow removal to noise ordinances, I’ve heard it all and learned that Newark has a great team in place to help all of our residents with their concerns.

I am exceptionally pleased that your Council has been able to help our downtown area by passing legislation that will help enforce our parking laws in that area. A significant amount of time and money has been poured into our downtown to make it more inviting and include more activities for all ages. This legislation should ease the parking issues and allow for more parking spaces to be available for shoppers to visit, patronize and enjoy our downtown area.

My first month on City Council has been rewarding.

I look forward to continuing to understand the needs of my city and my neighbors and will do my part to keep Newark a great place to live, work and worship.



Licking County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner March 13, 2017

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by

Licking County Republican Party’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner March 13, 2017.

Come see LCRP elected officials and more Congressional and statewide candidates at the LCRP Annual Lincoln Dinner -

***Due to space limitation, all RSVPs have to be pre-paid at the time of rsvp with guest lists when returning the rsvp card.  Last year the event was filled to capacity!  Let us make this another Great Year!!!



County Commissioners Update – By Tim Bubb, Rick Black, Duane Flowers, County Commissioners

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by

County Commissioners Update – By Tim Bubb, Rick Black, Duane Flowers, County Commissioners

We would like to share some big news for 2018. On February 28th the 13 history-related organizations that host the annual Ohio Statehood Day event at the Ohio Statehouse, Licking County, the City of Newark, and several elected leaders to receive the Ohio History Leadership Award. This statewide recognition of our community includes local strong leadership in advocating for World Heritage status for the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, the restoration of the 1876 Licking County Courthouse and for multiple examples of historic preservation initiatives throughout the County.  We look forward to joining a number of others in accepting this special recognition!  So, let’s begin 2018 with a look back at a very productive year in Licking County! Developments at year-end were significant as new investors stepped forward to turn around a couple of well-known and deteriorating properties. 2018 holds new promise for the Longaberger Basket/Office Building in east Newark and the Cherry Valley Lodge on the west side.  In December a developer, whose restoration company has been involved locally in the work on the Historic County Jail, the Penn Station and the NEWork Building all in downtown, and their partner, purchased the Basket.  The Developer says they have a ‘big vision’ for the building which will be announced in the months ahead.  Meanwhile, a new ownership group acquired the Cherry Valley Lodge and Waterpark in west Newark adjacent to Granville. They have plans to spend $13-million for much needed restoration and renovation of the property, which includes some 200 hotel rooms and meeting facilities and a 45-thousand square foot exhibition hall and event center In 2017 your Licking County Commissioners completed a much-needed restoration and renovation of the Historic 1876 Courthouse on the town square. The Courthouse was returned to its previous glory with a seven-phase project. A rededication will be held in the spring.  In addition, the County began a renovation of its East Main Street Annex which houses the Children Support Enforcement Agency CSEA. The project includes the addition of a permanent County Records Center. The combining of these two major projects, on this County owned site, is saving taxpayers some $3-million.  As with the 1876 Courthouse, a spring open house is planned.   This past year saw continued progress in cooperation with our Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) ‘Grow Licking County’ in bringing additional development and jobs to the County.  In 2017, we have seen investments and new opportunities from our existing partners at 1-800 Flowers with new call center positions in Hebron, a major corporate expansion by American Electric Power in New Albany, and new career opportunities at Hebron’s Transcendia.  Pataskala saw the technology firm, TechR2, expand into their community. Heath saw continued growth in the Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center with two big wins, Ohio Pack, LLC & GB Foods Incorporated.  And Facebook found a new data center home in New Albany with a project that could see expansion for nearly a decade along Beech Road and north of SR 161. This Economic Development achievement in 2017 adds up to 500 new jobs and over $800 million in private investment for Licking County.


Recent Local Candidate filings

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by

Recent Local Candidate filings -

Judge Craig Baldwin for Ohio Supreme Court (Judge Craig Baldwin facebook page)

State Representative Scott Ryan filing for re-election (facebook page Rep Scott Ryan)


Senator Jay Hottinger filing for Re-election

Licking County Auditor Mike Smith Filing for Re-election


County Commissioner Rick Black for Re-election


Andrew King filing for Appeals Court (facebook page link)


The Licking County Republican Party lost a great woman trailblazer today.

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by

The Licking County Republican Party lost a great woman trailblazer today.  With much sadness, Keith Alexander let us know that his mother, Jane Alexander passed away peacefully this morning.  Republican for… probably 90 years for those who knew Jane that is not a stretch.  Jane was legendary for her unwaivering support of Republican candidates.  Her debates or discussions with fellow republican friends were sometimes the most challenging discussions or debates you would face – even from opposition.  Jane made you think. She made you work hard.  She made you take a stand.  She required everyone in the Licking County Republican Patriots Club to pick a candidate each election and work to elect that candidate.  Being the “foot soldiers” for Republicans was her passion.  Jane always walked and enjoyed walking door to door, registering voters, meeting voters and working the headquarters or various political booths at the strawberry festival, Hartford fair and at most political events.  More than 50+ years involvement with the Republican party.  Jane worked at the Board of Elections, served on Newark City Council, member of the Republican Women’s Club, served as elected long-time member of Republican Central Committee and served on the Republican Party Executive committee up until her passing.  Jane was proceeded in death by her husband, Jim Alexander, (mayor of Newark 1968-1971) passed in 2009.

One Clear Objective In Mind: To Provide The Highest Quality Legal Services- by DOUGLAS E. SASSEN, Director of Law, City of Newark Ohio –

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by

One Clear Objective In Mind: To Provide The Highest Quality Legal Services- by DOUGLAS E. SASSEN, Director of Law, City of Newark Ohio -

In January, 2006, I assumed the role of Law Director for the City of Newark with one clear objective in mind: to provide the highest quality legal services on behalf of the citizens of Newark in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.  Immediate changes in the structure of the office reduced the size of the legal staff and reduced the burden of our office on the city’s general fund.  Since then, we have continued to provide this high level of service while holding fast to our commitment to cost effective operation.  We succeed in achieving this objective thanks to the dedication and hard work of our four assistant law director’s, four administrative support staff, and two victim/witness advocates. Today, the Law Director’s Office, as a part of our statutory mandate, provides criminal prosecution and appellate advocacy services for all misdemeanors occurring within the City of Newark and the unincorporated areas of the county.  Over the years, we have contracted with the cities of Heath, Pataskala, and Reynoldsburg, as well as the village of Granville to provide such services for a fee, further reducing our demand on Newark’s general fund budget.  At the same time, we provide a full range of legal services for the city administration, all departments, and Newark City Council, including the drafting and review of all contracts, preparation of ordinances and resolutions, and consultation regarding all legislative issues and procedures.  An important function of our office is our Victim/Witness Advocate program.  We are very proud of the services offered on behalf of all victims of crime within our jurisdiction to ensure their needs are met and their voices are heard.  Our staff is equally involved in our community outside of the office as well, serving on many boards, committees, and organizations in an effort to make Newark and Licking County a better place to live and work.